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WhataKid! Mayce Marek of Region VI

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Mayce Marek! This eighteen-year-old senior is a superstar in the arena. She previously competed in speed events but after losing a barrel horse to colic, she began working on roping and goat tying. It was a struggle at first but Mayce loved horses and rodeo so she wasn’t going to give up. She started to work at it and eventually fell in love with roping and goat tying, which is what she currently competes in. “Even though I couldn’t run barrels at the level I wanted to any more, I didn’t want to give up rodeo, so I found other events to get good at. It was a blessing in disguise because it opened many doors and I discovered something new that I f

McCoy's Farm & Ranch Family: The Ohrt Family

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Ohrts! Tommy and Sheila have two kids, Clint (17) and Amy (13), who work alongside Tommy to help make the ranch they live on such a success. Tommy works as the ranch foreman for the Ruschhaupt and Son Ranch and strongly relies on Clint and Amy to help out. The Ruschhaupt and Son Ranch has been passed down from generation to generation and been in operation for around 100 years. Tommy has worked for the current owner for about 16 years now. The 20,000-acre ranch is located in Victoria, TX (Region 6). The ranch is mainly a cow calf operation. They run commercial cattle and keep all the yearlings, getting them ready to go to the feedlot

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